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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

“You’re a legend, Freddy.” “We are all legends”.

To this day, Queen remains one of the most iconic rock groups of all times. With songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’, it’s easy to get nostalgic about their era and feel compelled to sing along. So, if you are looking for an afternoon filled with drama, excitement and longing for the good old days, this new film, celebrating the lives of Queen, is out now! Bohemian Rhapsody takes us back in time to experience the epic band’s rise to fame starring Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon and of course Rami Malek as the acclaimed Freddie Mercury. Continue reading Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Review: BSO’s ‘Songs From The Heart’ @ Exeter Great Hall

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s evening of late-German Romanticism on Thursday was the logical continuation of their 2018/19 season, following the Beethoven of two weeks ago. From the sublimity of the 19th century, the audience was this week given an insight into the ever-so delicate aestheticism of sentimentality. Whilst each piece was highly personal to their respective composers, they also illustrated the last throes of an artistic movement largely out-manoeuvred by modernism, and the capability for emotional connection, regardless of social and cultural situation. The BSO’s performance was, once again, gladly received, and applauded with deserved enthusiasm throughout. Continue reading Review: BSO’s ‘Songs From The Heart’ @ Exeter Great Hall

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Preview: BSO’s ‘Songs from the Heart’ @ Exeter Great Hall

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns on Thursday evening to Exeter Great Hall, bringing ‘Songs from the Heart’ to the stage. The works of three Romantic German composers, selected for their deeply moving personal sentiment, will be performed by the world-class orchestra, which produces the finest classical music in the South West. Karl-Heinz Steffens will act as guest conductor for this next instalment in the BSO season Continue reading Preview: BSO’s ‘Songs from the Heart’ @ Exeter Great Hall

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Autumn Playlist

With the hours of daylight decreasing and with the bitter cold of winter just around the corner, autumn is often given the reputation of being the dreariest of months. My English Lit teacher at college summarised November as being a “truly hopeless month with not one good thing about it”. Yet being born in autumn, I’ve always looked forward to when the leaves begin to turn orange and walking down cobbled paths filled with crispy leaves and conkers. There’s Halloween, bonfire nights and fireworks. The beginning of the season of hot chocolates and cosy nights by the fire. In an attempt to try to bring out the autumnal spirit, I’ve put together a playlist of some of my current favourite songs to listen to on those late October walks. Continue reading Autumn Playlist

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Review: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix

 While waiting outside the Exeter Phoenix, before the show began, I looked around at the large crowds hustling and shuffling around the entrance, unfolding their Nick Mulvey tickets from their persons. Some unravelled them from tight skinny jeans, others carefully revealed them from their aged leather handbags, and a few even whipped out their phones. But what this simple action exposed to me, was the diverse audience that Nick Mulvey’s music appeals to. Continue reading Review: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix